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FIFTY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 108.
THE ARGUS. MONDAY. FEBRUARY 22, 1909.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
FLEET ENDS ITS CRUISE
OF 45,000 MILES WITH
REVIEW BY PRESIDENT
Ceremony at Hampton Roads Marks the Completion
of One of the Most Notable Achievements in
the History of the American Navy.
REVIEW AND RECEPTION FILL THE DAY
Thousands Line the Shore and Even Rain, Which
Falls Steadily All Day, Fails to Dampen Their
Enthusiasm Address by Roosevelt.
Old Point Comfort, Feb. 22. With
homeward bound pennants streaming
far behind them, 2S bands playing
"The Star Spangled Banner," and sa
luting cannon roaring a tribute to the
president of the United States, the bat
tleships of the American navy ended
the world cruise here today.
After steaming in review before the
president on board the cruiser-yacht
Mayflower, the 1C white battleships
finally cast anchor In Hampton Roads,
whence they started 14 months ago on
their notable journey of 45,000 miles.
Ilnlan Throughout Day.
As a spectacle, the arrival of the J
neet was inarred by steady rain
throughout the day, making the weath-j
er so thick on the water the range of
vision of thousands on the shore was
limited to a few hundred yards.
Could Not Dampen Splrlln.
The rain could befog the vision, but
it-ould not dampen the spirits of those
who gathered about the roadstead to
welcome home the ships and men.
The shore lines were black with a
rath of umbrellas. Every point that
offered vantage held" its' group of doz
ens or hundreds.
Foreign naval attaches, immense
parties of government officials and
high officers of the army and navy
were aboard the fleet which steamed
out to greet the incoming vessels and
witness the review by the president
at the tail of the horseshoe.
Same PoMtloa an at Start.
The Mayflower, which came down
from Washington last night with a dis
tinguishod party on board, cast its
anchors in the same waters today
whore it took up a position at the
sailing of the fleet. After the ceremo
nial of greeting of battleships and
their escort, the Mayflower steamed
itself at the end of the long column
into Hampton Roads, and when the
home-coming vessels anchored it took
up a position in the center of the fleet.
Flan OftlrrrM lleoclveil.
Admiral Sperry and the other flag
officers, together with the captains
commanding, were received on board,
and to them President Roosevelt ex
tended the cordial thanks which he af
terwards expressed anew to the offi
cers and crews of the four divisional
flagships Connecticut, Louisiana, Geor
gia and Wisconsin, which he visited
late in the afternoon.
What Frrnitlrnt Said.
Fort Monroe, Feb. 22. In a speech
to the officers and men of the battle
ship fleet today, welcoming them home,
President Roosevelt said in part:
"In all your long cruise not an acci
dent worthy of mention has happened
to a single battleship, nor yet to the
cruisers or torpedo boats. You left
this coast in a high state of battle
efficiency, and you return with your
efficiency increased; better prepared
than when you left, not only in per
sonnel, but even in material.
"During your world cruise you have
taken your regular gunnery practice.
Skilled though you were before with
guns, you have grown more skillful
still, and through practice you have
improved in battle tactics, though here
there is more room for improvement
than in your gunnery.
Xierrr Rrach l'r fret Ion.
Incidentally, I suppose I hardly need
say that one measure of your fitness
must be your clear recognition of the
I need always steadily to strive to ren
der yourselves more fit; if you ever
SPERRY AND HIS FLAGSHIP
i REAR ADMIRAI. OF AMERICAN: BATTLESHIP FLEET
REMARKABLE CRUISE AROUND WORLD!
GEORGE'S FIRST BIRTHDAY
The Doctor It's a boy.
Papa Washington Then
we'll name him George.
TOUR OF FLEET IN A NUTSHELL
' 1 Distance from
Port Arrived. Sailed. miles.
Hampton Roads.. Dec. 16, 1907
Trinidad Island Dec. 23, 1907 Dec. 29, 1908 1,803
Rio Janeiro, Brazil.... Jan. 12, 1908 Jan. 21, 1908 3,393
Punta Arenas, Chile... Feb. 1, 1908 Feb. 1, 1908 2,34
Callao,' Peru. ; Feb. 20, 1908 ' Feb. 29, 1908.... 2,838
Magdalena Bay March 12. 1908 April 11, 1908... 3,010
San Francisco May 6, 1908 vVU' 1,017
Total distance, -Hampton Roads to San Francisco..... 14,441
San Francisco July 7, 1908
Honolulu, Hawaii. July 1, 1908 July 22, 1908 2,100
Auckland, New Zealand. Aug. 9, 1908 Aug. 15, 1908... 3,850
Sydney, Australia Aug. 20, 1908 Aug. 28, 1908... 1,281
Melbourne, Australia.. Aug. 29, 1908 Sept. 5, 1908 575
Albany Australia Sept. 11, 1908.. Sept. 18, 1908... 1,350
Philippines Oct. 2, 1908 Oct. 10, 1908 3,300
Yokohoma, Japan. Oct. 17, 1908 Oct. 24, 1908.... 1,753
Amoy, China Oct. 29, 1908 Nov. 4, 1908 1,343
Manila, Philippines Nov. 7, 1908 666
Total distance, San Francisco to Manila.... 16,213
The first squadron did not visit China and reached Manila Oct. 31.
Manila Dec. 1, 1908 2,945
Colombo, Ceylon Dec. 14, 1908 Dec. 20, 1908 2,946
Suez Canal Jan. 5, 1909 Jan. 10, 1909 3,440
(Fleet coaled at Port Said and left on above date.)
Negro Bay Jan. 31, 1909 Feb. 1, 1909 1,982
Hampton Roads Feb. 22, 1909 3,200
Total distance, Manila to United States. 11,568
Rioting in South Omaha During Nigh!
Results in Injuring Many
RAINEY FIRES ANOTHER
BROADSIDE ON CANAL DEAL
Robinson, 422 Madison avenue. New
York, and they have left for Boston
A message also was sent to President
Roosevelt, but failed to reach him be
fore he had embarked on the yacat
Mayflower, preparatory to the trip ro
greet the fleet.
THREE PLACES IN
M. Dickinson, a Democrat, Elected
for Appointment as Secretary,
Columbus, Ohio, Feb. 22. J. M
Dickinson of Tennessee will be secre
tary of war in the Tait cabinet.
Charles Nagel of St. Louis will bs
Taft's secretary of commerce and
R. A. Dallinger will be secretary of
ints statement is not made upon
Taft's announcement, but its correct
ness may be expected without quea
Dickinson has been personally and
most favorably known by Taft fo
many years. His eminent legal re?:
ord and acknowledged ability are sncii
as to commend him peculiarly to Taft
Dickinson is a Tennesseean, although
temporarily residing in Chicago,. where
his duty as general solicitor of the
Illinois Central railway system re
quired his presence. lie is a demo
crat, although always having opposed
Illinois Congressman Says
He is Merely an En-
emy of Graft.
FACTS NOT DISPUTED
Intimates He is Preparing to
Make Another Unexpected
DR. BULL, CANCER
NUMBER SENT TO HOSPITAL
Police Save Necks of Two Negroes
- Suspected of Assaulting an Ot- .',
Famous Surgeon Succumbs at Savan
nah to the Disease He Had Corn
batted So Many Years.
grow to think you are fit enough, you
can make up your minds from that mo
ment you will begin to go backward.
An Ilrrnlrf of Pap.
'As a war machine the fleet comes
back in better shape. than It went out.
In addition,' you, the officers and men
of this formidable fighting force, have
shown yourselves the best of all pos
sible ambassadors and heralds of peace.
Wherever you have landed you have
borne yourselves so as to make us at
home proud of being your countrymen.
You have shown that the best type of
fighting man of the sea knows how to
appear to the utmost possible advan
tage when his business is to behave
himself on shore, and to make a good
impression in a foreign land.
, Country's Itrpnlr Rained.
"We are proud of all the ships and
all the men In this whole fleet, and
we welcome you home to a country
whose good repute among nations has
been raised by what you have done."
Senators Not Prepared to Go
Length of Condemning the
OVER COAL AND IRON DEAL
Omaha, Feb. 22. Rioting, which be
gan In the Greek quarter of South
Omaha Sunday afternoon, did not sub
side until early this morning. The roll
of casualties is five persons suffering
with gunshot wounds and 11 Greeks
so badly beaten they were taken to
hospitals for treatment. About 15 oth
er persons suffering from the assaults
or as a result of misdirected missiles
Intended for Greeks.
Many Shops Wrrrked.
No estimate can be placed on the
financial loss resulting from the de
struction of property byjthe mob. Not
less than five shops of importance
were almost wholly wrecked, while 16
smaller ones escaped serious damage
only because of their smallness.
Ott Ultima Mob la Appraard.
Ottumwa, Iowa, Feb. 22. Skillful ac-
tionon the part of the police in allay
ing the passions of a mob besieging
the city jail to wreak vengeance on two
negroes arrested under suspicion of
having attacked Mrs. Charles M. John
ston, resulted in the restoration of or
der during" the early hours of the
morning. When it became known, the
woman would probably recover, the
crowds in the streets thinned out. The
expected call for troops was not neces
Atlanta, Ga., Feb. 22. A Savannah
special to the Journal says Dr. William
T. Bull died there today.
Dr. Hull was America's most famous
cancer specialist. Some months ago
he was stricken with the disease he
had made a life study, and left his
home in New York for Savannah in
the hope of effecting a cure.
BIG PARADE IN MARDI GRAS
Opening of Festival at New Orleans
One of Most Notable on Record.
New Orleans, Feb. 22. Today mark
ed the arrival of Rex in New Orleans
and the turning over to the monarch
of Mardi Gras keys of the city. The
parade was one of the most, notable
events of the kind in the history of
Washington Feb. 22. Asserting
that his recent speecU ii the house
relative to the purchase by the United
States government of the Panama
canal had brought upon himself "villi
ficalion, misrepresentation and abust
almost without parallel in the history
of that body," Representative Rainey
of Illinois today delivered in the acuse
a lengthy speech in reply to the
charges that the information upon
which his remarks were based was ob
tained from ex-convicts and . black
mailers, this accusation having been
made openly in t'.ie house by Repre
sentative Lovring of Massachusetts."
AKnrkrit firaft, TVot CaaaL
Rainey declared he did no; attack
the canal but simply attacked the
graft connected with the enterprise.
He asserted IJvring had n Mttemp'.
td to deny a single fact he h.i-1 t-tated.
but, after making his charges, pro
ceeded to eulogize ' William Nelson
Cromwoll. He further stated tiie evi
dence he produced in support of his
charge of graft in connecti3n with
the buying of the canal, nearly all w&
obtained from Panama.
Then he added: "The attack I
made was entirely unexpected and tne
next attack 1 make upon these gentle
men will be just as entirely unexpect
ed by.lheiu. when it comes." -
. Coagrrnii Honors It Dead. J.
Washington. D. C, Feb. 22. Sena
tors William Boyd Allison of Iowa and
Asbury Churchwell Latimer- of South
Carolina, and Representative Ariosto
Wiley, who died recenlly, were eulo
gized in a special session of the house
of representatives yesterday. There
were 1 speakers. The most interest
ing of the eulogies were those on Sen
ator Allison, "the father of the senate."
Sub-Committee's Report Favorable,
But Is Likely to Be Turned
Down by Whole Body.
ACT OF A DEMON
STOCK AND SELF
Mondove, Wis., Feb. 22. Hans , P,
Hanson, a farmer living near Strun,
murdeced four children, a boy am?
three girls aged 5 to 15 today. He U
supposed to have used a butcher knife.
He followed this by stabbing several
horses and cows, fired the barn -and
then cut his own throat. The bodies
Lof the children were cremated. Han
son was probably Insane. ,
Chief Operator of Postal Dead. .
Chicago, Feb.. 22. J. E. Pettit. chl
operator of the Postal Telegraph and
Cable company, died today ot BrigM's
Washington. Feb. 22. By a vote of
3 to 2 the sub-committee of the com
mittee on the judiciary which has been
investigating the merger of the Ten
nessee Coat & Iron company and the
United States Steel corporation Sat
urday decided to report to the full
committee that the president was not
authorized to permit the absorption.
The committee found also that Presi
dent Roosevelt was equally unauthor
ized to direct the attorney general not
to interfere with the merger and not
to enforce the federal statutes against
1L . It was decided also that both com
panies were engaged in interstate
commerce and the absorption was in
violation of the Sherman anti-trust
law. It was found that the effect and
the purpose of the absorption were to
monopolize the iron ore supply of the
country and generally to eliminate the
Tennessee company as a competitor of
the United States Steel corporation.
Creatoa Coaateraation la Seaate.
The fact that such a report was to
be made created consternation in the
senate. 'It was realized that If the
full committee subscribes to the find
ings of the sub-committee , the effect
SNOW BLOCKADE COMPLETE
Worst Since 1884 Being Experienced
Durango, Col.. Feb. 22. This section
is in the midst of the worst snow block
ade since 1SS4. Train service is de
moralized east, west and north. Snow
is three feet deep on the level.
eral to bring proceedings against the
steel corporation under the Sherman
The leaders In the senate make no se
cret of the fact that they are unwilling
to go that far. ,
NEPHEW OF THE
Stewart D. Robinson, Son of Douglas
Robinson, Falls Six Stories at
Boston, Mass., ; Feb. . 22. Stewart
Douglas Robinson, nephew of Presi
dent Roosevelt and a junior in Har
vard college, was killed by .a fall from
the sixth floor of Hampton hall Sat
urday night. , His body, with the skull
crushed and both hips broken, .was
found yesterday. '
No one was with the young man at
the time of the accident, and it. is not
known how it occurred. On the even
ing before he had been with a number
of other, students, and in a fall had
injured his forehead. They had taken
htm to v bis brother s room and ' put
him to bed. It is supposed that he
either was walking - In his sleep or,
dazed by his first fall, had attempted
to raise the window and had fallen
would be to administer the severest of lout
rebukes to ? President ; Roosevelt and! News of the hov'a death was taken
practically to direct the attorney gea-'to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Douglas
BLOWUP KILLS TWO
Marion, . 111., Feb. . 22. Two men
were killed and big property damage
resulted when an explosion occurred
today at the Egyptian powder mills,
four miles east of here. '
Castro to Go Home Meekly.
Dresden. Feb. 22. According to
present plans Cipriano Castro, former
president of Venezuela, will retura to
that country March 26 and resume the
position of private citizen. ,
REAR ADMIRAL ROBLEY D. EVANS
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